Sean Harris

Wiseau creates unbearable and unforgettable experience with ‘The Room’

By Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Cinema has simultaneously hit a new low and a new high with the transcendent soul-crushing experience of “The Room.”

This is it. This is that one film I will point to when asked about the worst movie of all time.

It’s not just casually bad.

It’s not “The Last Airbender” bad. It’s a freight train of unpleasantness helmed by a man who seemed to create the term delusions of grandeur.

Familiarity, branding is the downfall of the battle against big business

Commentary by Sean Harris ’11
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Everyone knows McDonald’s food is bad, right?

With kitchens that smell like blocked arteries, the fight against fast food has been waging fiercely as of late, and with the Summit on Human Dignity being focused in on the issue of food, Brophy students are likely to carry this hamburger hate in the same fashion as they adorned Nike “Slavery” shirts last year.

However, every person who says they hate McDonalds and their evil unhealthy food has also had the concept of McDonald’s shoved down their throats until it has become a staple in our culture. And therein lies the problem.

Scheduled Summit Speakers

Compiled by Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP
Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf is the first all-school assembly speaker on Tuesday, March 1.
Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy.

He has spoken extensively on policy issues ranging from immigration and agriculture to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Familiarity, branding is the downfall of the battle against big business

Commentary by Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Everyone knows McDonald’s food is bad, right?

With kitchens that smell like blocked arteries, the fight against fast food has been waging fiercely as of late, and with the Summit on Human Dignity being focused in on the issue of food, Brophy students are likely to carry this hamburger hate in the same fashion as they adorned Nike “Slavery” shirts last year.

Anniversary of 3D boom brings backlash, wasted potential

By Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

3D is hardly a new trend in Hollywood, but to say that it hit a new boom after “Avatar” would be putting it lightly; it exploded with the force of a nuclear weapon.

It’s been more than a year since “Avatar” came to theaters and was subsequently declared as the highest grossing film of all-time, and studios are shamelessly trying to pump this new moneymaking gimmick for everything its worth.

Films like “Clash of the Titans” and “The Last Airbender” have audiences taking on a “fool me once, shame on you” attitude since wasting money on post-production 3D effects is essentially the same as burning the extra money for the ticket.

‘Black Swan’ Movie Review: Aronofsky’s ‘Swan’ is a haunting fairy tale
By Sean Harris ’11 THE ROUNDUP After watching “Black Swan,” the latest film from prestigious and prolific director Darren Aronofsky, it becomes clear that he secretly hates his audience. Aronofsky has been made famous for such movies as “Requiem for a Dream” and “The Wrestler.” He builds sympathy for broken characters, puts them within arm’s reach of escape or success and in the final act brings the angry hand of…
Final exams necessary to achieve college prep education

By Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

As the first semester rapidly winds to a close, it can be easy for students to catch themselves daydreaming in class about their Christmas vacation.

However, there is one final hurdle that a student must overcome before their Christmas break fantasies can be fulfilled. This hurdle comes in the form of final exams.

Final exams, which run three days during the last week of first semester stand between students and their freedom. There is no doubt that final exams cause stress in the community; the question becomes is it enough to warrant a change.